Dear Expectant Mom,
We hope that right at this very moment, as you are reading this letter, that you are filled with hope for a happy future for you and your baby, a peace in your heart, and faith that your decision is what is right for you. We have been praying for you since the moment we decided we wanted to adopt! Should you choose to take this journey with us, know that your child will always feel loved and wanted, knowing that it all started with how much you loved them first. While we cannot imagine how you must be feeling, we respect and appreciate your time and consideration of such an immense decision.
We are Brian and Amber. We met 7 years ago on a chance encounter in a doctor's office, and after a handwritten letter from Brian, we began the most beautiful love story. Our courtship was slow and easy, always full of laughter and adventure. It was also full of hardship as Amber diagnosed with cancer after only 2 years of dating. We held on tight to each other and our families, and with a good prognosis, we beat cancer! We were married in 2016, and to this date it remains one of the best days ever! While every day is not quite that fabulous, every day in our lives is a good day. After all that we have been through, we appreciate the little things more than most.
We have known we want to be parents all of our lives, and after infertility left us unable to have biological children, we knew we would adopt; there was never a question as to what the next step would be. We simply want the chance to be Mom and Dad and share all of the love and life that we have experienced with your child. We look forward to sharing our love of athletics and outdoors as well as quiet time at home. Our favorite day consists of waking up, making breakfast together, going on a walk or hike, and then grilling and playing in our yard with our dog. When we close our eyes, we see your child in his or her high chair while we make breakfast. We see them holding our hands or riding their bikes while we walk or hike. We see them chasing Rocky in the back yard or swinging on their playset while we grill dinner and get ready for s'mores. And then, we see bedtime stories and prayers and lots of snuggles!
We cannot wait to have your child be a part of our current family traditions, such as the week at the beach we spend with each of our families in the summer, and Christmas Eve church service before heading home to get in our pjs and watch Christmas movies. Brian's family has had an annual July 4th party for over 16 years where all of the extended family and lots of friends hang out by the pool and catch up while the kids go back and forth between the pool and giant water slide. We cannot wait to see your child on that slide at their Gigi and Pop's house with his or her cousins! When we travel to Mississippi for visits and holidays, we will head to Amber's parents' camp house where we play games, ride four-wheelers, and spend time outdoors where life is slow and easy at Mimi and Pop Pop's house.
We promise you that no one will appreciate being parents to your child more than we will, and they will grow up in a happy, loving home full of joy and laughter. They will always know they were wanted more than anything in the world, and they made our dreams come true through you.
Regardless of whether you choose us or not, know that you are brave, you are loved, and we will continue to carry you and your baby in our hearts and prayers.
With Much Love,
Brian and Amber